My little brother checked out Varasano's on opening night and thought it lived up to the hype. He's guest blogging today to share his experience. From time to time, I publish guest bloggers. If you're interested, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I never thought I'd quote Papa John (is he even a real person?), but his saying, "Better ingredients, better pizza" has never been so true. Last night, the Roommate and I ate at the newly-opened Varasano's Pizzeria in the noticeably empty Mezzo building. The service wasn't great, but it was the first night, so that was to be expected.
Fortunately, the pizza lived up to the hype. I ordered the Nucci, which was covered in fresh arugula, richly-flavored capicola and olives. I don’t even like olives, but I devoured every morsel in my typical speedy fashion. Don’t get me wrong, this was a great pizza, but the Roommate's pizza was definitely a far superior pie. The Roommate's pizza, the Salumi, came highly recommended from our waitress. A tasty thin crust covered in a flavorful tomato sauce with a wonderful sweet taste and topped with some gooey Italian cheese and a hearty helping of meat made for one great pie. My description of the pizza doesn’t do it justice. Wowza!!, this pizza was lip-smacking good.
Although I finished my entire pizza on my own, I do think two people could easily leave satisfied after splitting one pizza. At $14-16 a pop, that might not be a bad idea. Overall, the Roommate and I thoroughly enjoyed the taste of what many have called the “Perfect Pizza.” So if you’re in the Buckhead/ Midtown area and looking for some amazing pizza, look no further than Varasano’s Pizzeria for an incredible culinary experience.
Pros: Fresh ingredients truly make for one amazing pizza pie. Great views of the pizza makers tossing the flavorful dough.
Cons: Wait-staff needs some work. Why did Jeff Varasano not greet us at our table on his much anticipated debut? Poor form Jeff, poor form.